Portland ChapterThe Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation works from the mountain watershed to the sea More Details
Kudos to all of those who stayed late after the Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation’s annual planning retreat this weekend to help clean up a beautiful little stretch of beach north of Cannon beach that needed some attention from the increase in marine debris.
Please join us on August 4 at 11:30 AM at the SE Portland Boathouse (East Side of Hawthorne Bridge) for a Hands Across the Sand paddle event on the Willamette River! Bring your kayak, SUP, canoe or surfboard or rent from Alder Creek Kayak who are offering a 50% discount on kayaks and SUPs to all event attendees (call to reserve ahead). We’ll meet by the Surfrider tent in the gravel parking lot next to East Esplanade (1515 SE Water Ave 97215). We’ll have a Surfrider table with info on Portland Chapter’s many volunteer opportunities. Hands Across the Sand is a grassroots event opposing offshore drilling and supporting clean energy. At noon, we’ll join hands in solidarity with events around the world and then go for a group paddle on the river!
Big thanks to all our partners and volunteers who turned out for this year’s Barefoot Beach Rescue Project. The Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and about 51 volunteers turned out on Saturday and helped remove about 1,400 pounds of debris from Bob Straub state park in Pacific City, better known to the locals as Nestucca Spit. Thanks so much to all who turned out and of course to Barefoot Wine, Hunter PR and Joshua Radin our musical guest!
Where do you think renewable ocean energy development should be located along Oregon’s coast? On Thursday, February 2, the Territorial Sea Plan Working Group will hold a public workshop from 11am to 2:30 pm at Portland City Hall (1121 SW 4th Ave, 2nd floor) to gather input on that question.The workshop will include an overview of the Territorial Sea Plan process, as well as public comment opportunities. The workshop will also address spatial data being used to inform the planning process (e.g, ecological, fishing, non-consumptive recreation, etc.) To access the agenda and flyer, please click here. This is a great opportunity to learn about Territorial Sea Planning and provide input to the process. Hope to see you there!